Monday, March 21, 2011

Nuno Felt !

Today I experimented making nuno felt. It was a lot of fun.
(Click here if you want to find out what nuno felt is.)
I made these 2 pieces with a chiffon scarf from the thrift store that I cut in half.

The one on the right was an experiment to see how different wool and fibres would work.

This piece I made to be a like a kerchief. You can wear it on your head or around your neck. 

Here is a close up.

I followed fantastic instructions from Terri at
so "Thank you" Terri.
She also has instructions for felt rocks, so I made some of those too.

Funnily enough I keep a rock on my bedside table to hold down the pages of whatever book I am reading. Now I'll have a lovely felt rock to use !

Now there's just this to deal with, (sigh, I hate the clean up)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Saltery Bay Picnic

It was such a beautiful day yesterday here on the coast.
We decided to make the most of it and despite the increasing afternoon cloud, headed out for a picnic.

A flask of soup, sandwiches, Walkers cheese and onion crisps (special treat from the UK, only broken out on very special occasions) and a beer/cider to wash it down.

In past years it has become a tradition for us to have an early picnic with our friends Randy and Fern.
In past years we have sometimes had our picnic in February.
They have moved away, (we MISS you guys !) so we are left to continue without them.

Here is beautiful Saltery Bay, a provincial park 
It's in two parts. This part of it encompasses the campground and has this wonderful little rocky promontory set up with picnic tables and benches and views to the south and north. This is also where the bronze mermaid is underwater and offers wheelchair accessible scuba diving. Amazing !

And here we also found the first periwinkle of the year. Just being a few miles south and near the water clearly makes a difference as we don't have any blooming at home quite yet.

 A lovely sojourn and a day later, back to the rain !!